Large Wood Structures Symposium – Bigger, Better, Faster

Posted by Rumin Mann
January 16th, 2013

ONE DAY ONLYWednesday, February 20, 2013

8:00 am – 4:45 pm (followed by a reception until 6:15 pm)

Vancouver Convention Centre (West), Vancouver, B.C.

This is a one-day event with a program designed to inspire and educate designers and builders about how new technologies have made way for traditional mass wood products to be used in non-traditional applications.

The program will showcase various mass wood products, look at old products in new ways, and allow designers to explore how they can “push the limit” when designing with mass wood.  Various experts, both international as well as local, will present and discuss the research currently taking place, innovative applications as well as mass timber projects in other jurisdictions.

Why should you attend?

Whether called heavy timber, mass wood or mass timber, building and design professionals agree that these emerging successful forest products are a new opportunity for wood use in new applications.  Organized by Wood WORKS! BC/Canadian Wood Council, this symposium will be a unique opportunity to learn more about the products and their benefits. Over the course of the program, all major aspects relating to mass or heavy timber panels will be discussed including architectural and structural design, seismic resistance, connections, fire safety, durability, and environmental performance.

Program details and registration are available at

Program fee – $185 +HST includes a continental breakfast, hot lunch and sponsored reception at the end of the day.

Registration closes Friday, February 15, 2013


Continuing Education Credits

  • Architectural Institute of BC. 1 LU core per seminar, maximum 6.75 Core LUs
  • Professional Development Certificates will be available to professionals toward their continuing education program

For more information, please contact program manager, Lorna Malone:

Tel:       1-877-929-9663 extension 4

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